Pakistan reports decreased population growth rate

Pakistan’s latest economic survey reports positive trends in population growth.

The report found that the population growth rate declined from 2.05% to 2.03% over the last year.  Furthermore, the crude birth rate dropped from 2.75% to 2.72% and the total fertility rate from 3.5% to 3.4%.

The trends are exciting to the nation, whose high population growth is troublesome for a developing country.

High fertility rates are probably the result of poor contraceptive use among women and men.
The study found that less than 30% of married women use contraceptives.

Pakistan has the highest birth and total fertility rate among the developing countries of Asia.  This growth will strain the economy of the nation and lead to a decrease in quality of life indicators for its citizen.

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